Call of the Reed Warbler

Call of the Reed Warbler

A New Agriculture, A New Earth

Book - 2018
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"Is it too late to regenerate the earth? This groundbreaking book will change the way we think of, farm and grow food. Author and radical farmer Charles Massy explores transformative and regenerative agriculture and the vital connection between our soil and our health. It is a story of how a grassroots revolution, a true underground insurgency, can save the planet, help turn climate change around, and build healthy people and healthy communities, pivoting significantly on our relationship with growing and consuming food. Using his personal experience as a touchstone from an unknowing, chemical-using farmer with dead soils to a radical ecologist farmer carefully regenerating a 2000-hectare property to a state of natural health. Massy tells the real story behind industrial agriculture and the global profit-obsessed corporations driving it. He shows, through evocative stories, how innovative farmers are finding a new way and interweaves his own local landscape, its seasons and biological richness. At stake is not only a revolution in human health and our communities but the very survival of the planet. For farmer, backyard gardener, food buyer, health worker, policy maker and public leader alike, Call of the Reed Warbler offers a tangible path forward for the future of our food supply, our Australian landscape and our earth. It comprises a powerful and moving paean of hope."--
Publisher: White River Junction, Vermont :, Chelsea Green Publishing,, 2018
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781603588133
Branch Call Number: ANF 338.10994 MAS
Characteristics: xii, 511 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : colour illustrations ; 23 cm


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IndyPL_AnikaW Jun 24, 2019

The experience of reading this is almost like a time-machine...I turn the pages and vividly remember picking up Rachel Carson's "Silent Spring" for the very first time in my high school's library.

This tome details industrial agriculture...where it came from...where it's taken us...and where we can end up if we don't find a better way.

Inspirational, full of references and notes to chase, and hopeful in the power of science working hand-in-hand with farmers to continue to improve for the better of all who share this planet we call home.

Jun 12, 2019

Sadly didn't finish but I am impressed with what I have read. I'll try again later.

Sep 24, 2017

i heard the author speak where he lectures at William Angliss college in the bachelor of food studies. fantastic speaker; a practical sheep farmer; working on regerative agriculture; ethical and a humanist. Great book - he has visited lots of regenerative agriculturalists and also gives a history of keyline and permaculture and the predecessors.

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